I recently had to live through the experience of a mental health crisis. And it brought me into contact with one of the most broken social safety nets in the U.S.
With the ending of the ban on women in combat, the discussion on women's equality is taking an interesting turn.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"
What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?
My summary of the best and worst of the last four years. Perhaps the bestest, not included, is the mass movement that elected the president.
The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.
Piketty and Saez joined with MIT's Stefanie Stantcheva on a brief article that helps explain why raising taxes on a nation's rich creates economies that work for everyone.
The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.
"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."
As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.